Where Ancient Meets Future in Faith, Finance and Personal Growth
Mark T. Whitten
Jul 15, 2019
2 min read
Updated: Jan 27
Do you ever notice themes in your life that keep repeating? Could God be speaking or is it just a coincidence?
For example when we lived in very rural, Tennessee we had these camel crickets that would emerge out of our tub drain and terrorize is when we went into the bathroom. Their long legs protruding from their bodies like elliptical machine handles.
Next, when I retired from my job, I lost my company phone service which was from one of the big 2 carriers. I decided to go with Criket wireless for some reason. Couldn’t be happier with their service except that you can’t keep very long text threads for some reason.
We moved into our great, new place in South Florida and the last 3 nights we’ve been plagued by a rogue cricket singing his little heart out hoping to find his lost mate. It was keeping my son from falling asleep...I was on my hands and knees trying to find where he was, but everyone I got close he would get quiet. It was as if he w as throwing his voice!
No joke! I rolled out the fridge, ransacked the pantry, found this article Hunker (how to stop crickets) and considered dismantling the dishwasher from the cabinets to find the little sucker...I finally went and dug through our storage unit for the industrial sized bug spray...since then, it’s been crickets.
In my case, crickets may prove to just be a coincidence. But I can't say I haven't inquired of the Lord! Sometimes patterns that repeat in our lives demand our attention, and we would be the wiser to "turn aside" to investigate what the LORD may be trying to communicate to us.
Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.
So Moses said, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.”
When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” (Exodus 3:1-4 NAS)
Notice that Moses, did not discount this site as ordinary. He took a moment to see what was going on. He felt something was not quite normal and thought to look into the matter.
Notice that when the LORD saw that Moses had turned aside, that God spoke to him. Next time you have a deja vu, or a troubling dream that sticks with you all day, or you meet someone who reminds you so much of someone you know, or you keep seeing a number pattern repeating, turn aside...inquire of the Lord. There might jsut be a hidden secret that He wants to share with you.
"It is the glory of the LORD to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter." (Proverbs 25:2)